How do Chameleon Tongues work? (In Slow Motion) | Smarter Every Day 180

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    1. Lelouch Alzahrani

      You look like Popeye in the thumbnail

      1. Chris Charrin

        @SmarterEveryDay Thank you for sharing that.

      2. MikeyTDM

        Lelouch Alzahrani hi

      3. The FearGrizzly

        @SmarterEveryDay I love the stories its awesome

      4. Michael Denny

        I was interested to see what you meant. But he looks more like a chameleon in the thumbnail to me

      5. Your F.B.I Agent

        Lol I thought the sane

    2. Roalfa

      That cricket screaming "HEEEEEEELP" at 6:58 just cracked me up! Also, WHAT THE HECK?! Emily's TRANSLUCENT CHAMELEON is soo awesome! Loved this video so much!

    3. atan_ jojes

      you amazing, but.... 🤮

    4. Mary Lagua

      Destin?nice explanation :) great to occupy the kids mind.

    5. Manam Setty

      Or young kiss by a chameleon

    6. Manam Setty

      Lip kiss by chameleon

    7. Paradigm357

      That cricket scream 🤣

    8. Indoor Kite

      Many crickets were harmed in the making of this video

    9. Colin P.

      When those beady little eyes lock on.. the cricket doesn't stand a chance!

    10. Shadow_Crancer TM

      No cricket was harmed filming this video

    11. SAM 014

      hey dustin , how many fps were those tongue shots?

    12. Akash Das

      Tnx smarter every day

    13. Joe Mofo

      I wanna see this Popeye pic that used the be the thumbnail. Now it’s a chameleon with a very graphically phallic-looking tongue hanging out of its mouth 😂

    14. Develop Point Entertainment

      I kind of feel bad for the crickets. some got these torso crushed by a tongue going 16 miles an hour, and some got their heads crushed as well. RIP crickets.

    15. The_Phantom_nova

      Looks like a sausage casing ngl

    16. Gobbyano07ss

      immagine being that cricket

    17. kaylibb

      At least you can say you made out with a chameleon now

    18. joelmchase1

      Emily reminds me of Joan Cusack. I’d love to hear her say, “Mr. Schneebly.”

    19. Jan Mark Harbers

      Why does it say in the subtitle "watchmojo is cancer"

    20. Chris Page

      Man, that tongue looks disgusting. Awesome video.

    21. 『 ЯiΖΞΝ 』

      The cricket is getting squashed by the tongue 🤣

    22. Scott Duffy

      are your sure thats its toung

    23. jdmkev

      LOL watchmojo is cancer ahahahahaha

    24. Papaja Valeri

      6:57 Cricket realised what happened "NOOOOOOOOOO"

    25. Adam R

      A sphincter says what?

    26. Tevin Carter

      Hey can someone please support me by subscribing to my SEprom channel please trying to get to 1000.....thank you

    27. DjTecko El sonido

      Watched it already on slowmo guys bye

    28. Paul Muhrbeck

      1.38 how to kiss a chameleon

    29. Esteban Besaccia

      If I'm not wrong, most of the thong is actually an elongated mouth-floor.

    30. Sean Ferguson

      +1 for slow motion sound effects

    31. Jesse Aviles

      Watching this while i was eatimg want a very good idea .

    32. Daniel Dionne

      What, you’ve never French kissed a chameleon?

    33. Oh Yeah Yeah

      Learning part 3:02

    34. Oh Yeah Yeah

      Hey guys4:03

    35. Oh Yeah Yeah

      I keep feeling the tongue is gonna rip

    36. Sans

      Thanks, I hate it

    37. Jack Tao


    38. jesse de Bruijn

      Why did the subtitles say "matchmojo is cancer" 8:20

    39. Logan's Learning Channel 2017

      Panther chameleon

    40. Jack Lazzaro

      This guys is bestial. CONFIRMED!

    41. Dr. J Plays PH

      2:18 that face tho

    42. Sathvik S.

      So when did chameleons become so good at mechanics

    43. Revan DB

      Fun fact: chameleon tongues extend fully in 1/20th of a second, which is about the same time an image disappears from your brain. To humans, it's basically instantaneous

    44. Heather Maillet

      In one of the slo mos the cricket’s leg stated in his mouth

    45. Iodine

      Pathetic it still goes slower than a anti vac child

    46. Heather Taylor

      I didn’t know chameleon bones were pinkish purple

    47. Jacob Sherk

      This really reminds me of the atlatl or spear thrower used by ancient humans for hunting

    48. Vey Harris

      You are nasty

    49. blue sausages

      when you were in slowmotion and the crikets toungue came out i was like tHaT lOoKs pAiNfUl

    50. blue sausages

      this man literally has no fears: Him : Okay, so im gonna place this crickets in my mouth Me : eW pLaCe a cRiCkEt iN yOuR mOuTh?

    51. gingerbread 59

      4:03 thats not how u spell chameleon C H A M E L E O N

    52. gingerbread 59

      I'm only doing this for stoopid homework ☠☠☠😡😡😡😠😠😠

    53. Jon Anderson

      Hey Destin, I just wanted to take a second to thank you for everything that you put out. I discovered the NoDumbQuestions podcast a few weeks ago and I’ve been binge listening ever since. I’ve already listened to the some of the most recent episodes, and now I’ve gone back and begun listening from episode 1. I’m currently on episode 19… and that’s what brings me here. I’ve seen this video before, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to give it another view. p.s. My daughter just received her 6th kiwi create and we both love them. Thank you for introducing me to such an awesome concept. Also congrats on 8 million subs!

    54. Aayush Regmi

      Who else is disgusted by him holding a cricket in his mouth and that chameleon 🙋‍♂️

    55. Mani

      Poor bug

    56. neonAnarchist

      He was a SEpromr, and they were a chameleon, can I make it any more obvious?

    57. BegunHarbor811

      I was trying to eat when the thumbnail popped up... gross...

    58. Kaela Haksoz

      This is actually so cool

    59. Murdo Fairbairn

      5:14 haha innuendos I can't believe know one has commented on that

    60. Syed Irbaaz Ahmed

      Dislikers are the crickets disliking from the chemelions stomach

    61. Chase Floto

      The tongue appears to "grab" the cricket by collapsing around it immediately after impact. I always just thought it was just like those sticky elastic hands that I used to play with as a kid.

    62. Bada Boom

      Can you film him changing colours, please

    63. Meep_king25 _

      Is your daughter also your niece. Sweat home alabama

    64. Michelle Bosveld

      0:19-0:24 at .25 playback speed! hahaha love it!

    65. Carbon No6

      That’s vile! Unsanitary!

    66. Venus Lullaby

      I’m so glad I didn’t get one now

    67. Rizki KC

      Alien in our planet

    68. Benjamin Campagnola

      Not sure what's more disturbing - the chameleon kisses, or sticking a cricket's butt in your mouth.

    69. Kidz Vidz

      The top one Watchmojo quote. 1:18, if you have english subtitles on it says "Watchmojo is cancer"

      1. Lineback3r54

        Ancient Weezie dialect, the computers are getting smart...

    70. Jakob Jonsson

      My first kiss be like:

    71. Buscemi The Panther Game Cham

      That was awesome!

    72. King

      Now this is true love.

    73. Thurein Tun

      6:58 ahahaha who edit this man 😂😂😂 That cricket just roared!!

    74. Kamal Tiwari

      6:58- Wait,Is that the Cricket moaning, or just that the chamaleon burped the cricket it just ate few seconds back?

    75. Wim Swijns

      Any idea on how the cameleon knows the distance between the object and his mouth? In other words, is the force on how hard it hits the target always the same?

    76. Joshua Charlery

      Getting smarter everyday!

    77. Minh quang Nguyen

      Does that cricket have hairworm

    78. Shovellord Reviews

      1:47 he looks like he’s fishing

    79. TheTypoIsIntentoinal


    80. lohith popuri

      Can you try in dog drinking water

    81. Joel Wall

      That camelon is a robot

    82. Isar Huizing

      Insta: PepperTheChameleon 💚

    83. james francis

      Anyone else see how the young continues to wrap around the cricket while retracting?

    84. Mash Rien

      Nightmare fuel, yup. Thanks Destin, I'ma be seein' that while trying to sleep tonight. Good lookin' out.

    85. bball131523

      I wish there is a SEprom channel like this when I was student

    86. Dash Cam

      I just got done Firing off my sphincter a few minutes ago. The whole house stinks now...

    87. macpack144

      How to french kiss a chameleon.

    88. rene herrera

      RIP Cricket execution style🦗

    89. Carlton Taylor

      i feel for his wife

    90. tvsandals

      At 1:35 I thought it would snap

    91. Zitro Truth

      Just so u guys know, that last post of the chameleon at the end of the video was a classic picture of a chameleon, love it.

    92. The Jack of All Trades

      The most fascinating and disgusting tongue I've ever seen.

    93. WEYY

      Doesnt it bug anyone else that all that is just sitting right in there?

    94. Paris Saizan

      So many positives to say but instead, I will ask my fellow SEprom watchers: Did you notice how the tongue creates a bit of a hollow to ensure the prey does not get away as it retracts? COOL!

    95. Cade Miller

      Who thought that it was a colored X-ray

    96. Jesus owns a Vineyard

      Interesting science video for humans Nightmare horror show for crickets.

    97. Matthew Van Helden

      Reminds me of an adle adle. All the same principles. This was really cool, I was watching to tongue trying to figure it out.

    98. Jeff Ickes

      Note to self: Dont watch this one while eating breakfast first thing in the morning hahah! Great Video Destin!

    99. Abo Mohamad

      0:14 my man 😎😎😎

    100. Trey

      Is the tip of the tongue just sticky or do they contract muscles to "grab" the cricket?